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100+ Companies Salute the Signing of the Paris Agreement and Call For Swift Action On Clean Power Plan

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April 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - More than 100 companies, including leading global giants, expressed their support today for the Paris Agreement on climate change and called for swift action on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, a proposal aimed at significantly cutting carbon pollution in the United States.

Major Brand Companies Across Industries Filing Legal Brief Supporting EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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April 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Four global brand companies with significant energy footprints in nearly every state in the country are filing an amicus brief today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing carbon pollution from the nation’s electric sector.

The signatory companies include Adobe Systems Inc.; Mars Incorporated; IKEA North America Services, LLC; and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.

Environmental Justice in the Clean Power Plan Webinar Hosted by Bard CEP

Sarah Jackso & Avi Allison of Synapse Energy join the Bard CEP National Climate Webinar
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., March 22nd, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Bard Center for Environmental Policy National Climate Webinar hosts Sarah Jackson, and Avi Allison of Synapse Energy on the live webinar to address environmental justice in the clean power plan on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 12 NOON est.

Bard CEP to Host Live Webinar on Jobs and the Economic Impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan

Bard CEP's National Climate Webinar Hosts Alex Barron, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., March 8th, 2016 /3BL Media/- On March 9th, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will be speaking with Alex Barron, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Smith College about jobs and the economic impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.(CPP) From 2011-2015, Alex worked in the Office of Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where he advised senior EPA leadership and worked on a wide range of environmental regulations, including standards to red

Bard CEP to Host Webinar on Public Health Impacts of the Clean Power Plan

Kathy Fallon Lambert from Harvard Forest presents Public Health Impacts of the Clean Power Plan on the Bard CEP National Climate Webinar
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., February 23rd, 2016/3BL Media/ On February 24th, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Webinar featuring Kathy Fallon Lambert, Science & Policy Integration Director of Harvard Forest at Harvard University. Kathy will join us to discuss public health impacts of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

The Missing Voice on Climate Post-Paris: Students

Nationwide ‘Power Dialogs’ in April Will Give College Students A Volice In Their Education — and Future
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Feb. 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ — In a surprising move, the Supreme Court last week delayed U.S. climate action for a year. Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing following that ruling only complicates matters.

The Court heard from lawyers representing the perspectives of red states and blue states, coal and utility industry lobbyists, and Obama’s EPA. But there was one key stakeholder from whom the court did not hear: the young people who will actually be around in 2050 to experience the impacts of our actions.

The Clean Power Plan: To Be or Not to Be?

Last week, the Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the Clean Power Plan. Will this decision deal a fatal blow to our national climate action plan?
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Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court unexpectedly halted the implementation of the Clean Power Plan rule, which requires states to lower carbon emissions from power plants by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. Because the rule is so stringent, many states will be forced to rely on a variety of methods to comply with targets, including adopting renewables, enhancing energy efficiency in buildings, and implementing carbon pricing or cap and trade systems.

National Grid U.S. Continues Support for EPA’s Clean Power Plan Despite Supreme Court Ruling

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WALTHAM, Mass., February 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – National Grid issued a statement today responding to the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the Clean Power Plan while litigation proceeds. In a 5-4 decision, the court halted enforcement of the plan until after legal challenges are resolved.

Flip the Switch | Beyond COP 21 and the Clean Power Plan

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by Dean Seavers

In the lead-up to COP 21, the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, many Americans have rallied around a target year of 2050 for a decarbonized energy infrastructure in the U.S.  As the leader of one of the nation’s largest electricity and natural gas utilities, you can count me in. 

Done right, I believe that New York and New England, demonstrating national energy leadership, can get from our current levels of renewable and hydro power – less than 30% of the energy we use today – to a fully decarbonized energy network. 

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